Les Mis song tops showtunes poll

News | 22 Nov 2017

Les Mis song tops showtunes poll

'One Day More' from Les Miserables (pictured) has topped a WhatsOnStage poll of most popular showtunes.

It was one of seven songs Les Mis had in the top 100, only eclipsed by Hamilton, which opens in the West End next month, with eight. Wicked also performed strongly, with four songs in the top 100. 

The top composers were Lin-Manuel Miranda with 10 songs, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber both with nine songs, followed by Stephen Sondheim and Alan Menken with five songs each.

The top ten in full:

1 'One Day More' from Les Miserables
2. 'Defying Gravity' from Wicked
3. 'The Phantom of the Opera' from The Phantom of the Opera
4. 'Bring Him Home' from Les Miserables
5. 'Being Alive' from Company
6. 'Alexander Hamilton' from Hamilton
7. 'Seasons of Love' from Rent
8. 'Waving Through a Window' from Dear Evan Hansen
9. 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from Funny Girl
10. 'Tonight' from West Side Story

See the full list at WhatsOnStage.com

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